Second Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer is Really Rough on Iron Man

By  · Published on January 13th, 2015

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Tonight, Marvel premiered a new trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron during a college football game, and for all of us non sports watchers it fortunately arrived online at the same time. But after checking out this second spot for the upcoming blockbuster, I almost feel like I caught the roughest game of full-contact scrimmage. The kind where your team is divided up and you go up against your mates.

There was Thor grabbing Tony Stark/Iron Man’s throat. There was Hulk bashing Iron Man off the screen. There was Scarlet Witch blasting Iron Man into a wall. Okay, maybe Scarlet Witch isn’t on the same team, but I presume she will be later on. This is the Iron Man gets his butt kicked a lot edition, although we also see Captain America and Thor and Hulk feel some pain, as well.

Watch the trailer after the jump and then we can discuss.

Okay, actually I’ve now watched this trailer a few times and think maybe Hawkeye is the one to feel the most sorry for. I hadn’t even spotted in him in all those shots before, out of focus and in the background. I think some of those extras running for their lives got better screen time. Here’s hoping he has at least one really good scene in the sequel, to make up for this and for the entirety of the previous movie. Don’t make Jeremy Renner go on Saturday Night Live and ridicule his own role again.

Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in theaters on May 1, 2015.

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Christopher Campbell began writing film criticism and covering film festivals for a zine called Read, back when a zine could actually get you Sundance press credentials. He's now a Senior Editor at FSR and the founding editor of our sister site Nonfics. He also regularly contributes to Fandango and Rotten Tomatoes and is the President of the Critics Choice Association's Documentary Branch.